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Dear Sen. Chris L. Smith: It was a long shot at best. Your attempt to tweak Florida's infamous Stand Your Ground law had about as much chance in the Florida Legislature as expanding Medicaid, imposing new taxes or paying teachers their true worth....
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Former Rep. Scott Plakon, a Longwood Republican who lost a nasty race to Democrat Karen Castor Dentel last fall, has been in the Capitol this week watching lawmakers rush to pass a ban on Internet cafes in the wake of a federal...
Sun SentinelAs the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on same-sex marriage, Broward Republican Chairman Tom Truex said the institution should not be changed from the tradition of a union between one man and one woman. “I don’t want to seem...
Hagerty softball is sixth among all-classes in this week's state poll and No. 1 in Class 8A according to the Miracle Sports poll released Saturday. In addition, four schools from the Sentinel's readership area are ranked No. 2 in their classifications...
South Florida Sun SentinelMiami Dolphins owner Steve Ross blasted House Speaker Will Weatherford in a statement Friday night, saying he had reneged on a promise to give the Sun Life Stadium renovation plan a vote. Here is Ross' full statement: "Tonight, Speaker Weatherford did...
With only a week to go in this year's Legislative session, you have a lot at stake. We're talking about bills that affect everything from your wallet to your health. Let's run through some of them. Money for you. I want to start with some good news:...
South Florida Sun-SentinelAs the sun set Monday on Treasure Island, Erica Alexandra Huerta, 21 of Tallahassee and Steven Douglas Perry, 22 of Lutz were seen having sex on the beach by more than 50 people, including kids, at a nearby restaurant, reports WFTS ABC Action News in...
TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando native and former Boone High standout Marvin Bracy appears to be ending his college career before it ever really got going. The Orlando Sentinel has learned Bracy hasn't attended a practice with the FSU men's track team and has...
In an unusual, late-night meeting, Florida lawmakers negotiating a state budget unveiled – and quickly agreed to – a new tax break meant to help a California company that recently hired one of Tallahassee’s most influential lobbying...
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Staff WriterThe contentious "parent trigger" bill failed again in the Florida Senate, dying Tuesday on a tie vote just as it did in 2012. The bill aimed to give parents more say in the fate of a struggling school, allowing them, by petition, to select a...
Tags: PTA, Michelle Rhee, David Simmons, Jeb Bush, Politics
Jacqueline Palmer, 42, of Okeechobee, claimed the first $3 million top prize in the $3,000,000 Flamingo Fortune Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Palmer chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for her winnings, $2,...
Tags: Lotteries, Lifestyle and Leisure
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